AT&T National Launch 2013

Congressional Country Club, with the tenth hole in the foreground, is all buffed up and ready for this week’s AT&T National golf tournament, sponsored by the Tiger Woods Foundation. The prize money is $6.5 million. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

There’s no doubt that Congressional Country Club is golf-friendly. At the front entrance is a putting green. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Where all spectators will enter the tournament, after being dropped off by shuttle buses that run between the satellite parking lots. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The first tee, where on Monday, at the mini Pro-Am, there were both photo ops and lots of golf. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

With the heat rising, these fans that spray cool mist will be popular. They are spread throughout the course. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Getting set up at the Grey Goose 19th Hole Lounge, overlooking the 18th hole. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Inside the Grey Goose 19th Hole Lounge, with air-conditioning and lots of vodka. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

At 11 AM Monday, the temperature neared 90—in the shade. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

It’s important to Tiger Woods that the AT&T Tournament honor the military, especially on opening day. This “heroes tribute wall”provides a space for the public to write a tribute and sign their names. There will be six panels in all, which after the tournament will go to the USO and military hospitals. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Inside the massive media center, where reporters can cool off, eat, write their stories, and interview players. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

Inside the Executive Women’s Day, sponsored by Astellas, AT&T, the Tiger Woods Foundation, and the PGA. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The panel on women in the executive ranks featured two local TV personalities, Rebecca Cooper of WJLA and Hilary Fordwich of WUSA. Both host business broadcasts. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

At the Executive Women’s Day of the AT&T golf tournament, the panel included Army major general Lee S. Price, dermatologist Cheryl Burgess, and AT&T executive Kay Kapoor. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The keynote speaker at the Executive Women’s Day, Molly Fletcher, implored her audience of mostly women to “be present in your lives.” Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

The trophy for the winner of AT&T National, which also comes with a first-place purse of close to $1.2 million. Photograph by Carol Ross Joynt.

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